This topic for #Blogtober14 is a really good one for today. It just so happens that 3 years ago today, Nick and I got married! It was a beautiful day and everything was perfect. I wish I could relive it again and again! Well, the actual day itself and not all of the planning stuff because that was stressful! I don’t say it enough but I am so grateful to have Nick in my life and proud to be his wife. He is a wonderful and supportive husband and an amazing father. I am very lucky!
It’s hard for me to even think about my life 10 years from now without getting a bit emotional. Ben will be 11 years old (WTF!!) and the little one that I’m carrying will be 9. Nick and I will have been married for 13 years! As much as I like to look to the future, it’s hard because I know that anything can happen and that life is so unpredictable at times. No matter what though, I know we’ll make it through. So here’s my attempt at this letter, which proved very difficult for me to write!
Sometimes it’s so amazing to look back and reflect on all you’ve accomplished over the years. It’s even more important to focus on the road ahead and always keep striving to do better, to be better, and to love better. No matter what has happened, you can’t change the past. Accept all that has happened, learn from it and grow.
Your family will always be your greatest accomplishment and legacy. Remember when you worried that you weren’t a good enough mother, an understanding enough wife, an attentive enough friend? Don’t dwell on the things you did wrong, focus on the things you can do right. Keep working everyday at letting your kids and husband know how very loved they are and how much you appreciate them. Pretty soon things will get tough as the kids enter their teenage years (?!) but keeping telling you love them every single day and don’t ever give up on them not matter how hard they push. They will come back.
I’m sure Nick can really push your buttons some days but together, look at all you have accomplished and built. Remember how difficult things were at times and appreciate each other in the present. Please, please, please THANK him for putting up with you for 13 years. You’re not always the easiest person to deal with!
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